I stared at the little pictures of the second series in the book by Matthew Sweeney. I wondered how far I should do the second series. Finally I had the glorious idea to let the body decide. I went till ushtrasana. Then I felt weak. Ushtrasana is a good preparation for urdhva dhanurasana and so I was content, as my focus was back bending today.
Concentration: More important than anything else was to remain on the mat. I want to stop strolling around during my practice. Perhaps I need breaks when I walk around, I thought. I allowed me to take breaks, to practice sloppy, but I wanted to remain on my mat. Several times I needed a pause, my heart rate was rather fast. I stood in samasthiti, palms of my hands together in front of my chest. I waited till the impulse to run away faded and till I had power enough to go on.
The result: I had a focused practice with flow.
In the beginning the body was rather stiff, but with each pose I became more flexible. That was nice, too.
Urdhva dhanurasana: I appreciate that the gravity helps me to arch back when I am in standing pose. Gravity helps me to go deeper into the pose.
Relaxation at the end was good, then shower and now I will have a small healthy breakfast: banana with soy yogurt.